Andygator | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Andygator, a creature of the swamp, is a unique high-gravity brew made with pale malt, German lager yeast, and German Perle hops. Unlike other high-gravity brews, Andygator is fermented to a dry finish with a slightly sweet flavor and subtle fruit aroma. Reaching an alcohol strength of 8% by volume, it is a Helles Dopplebock.

25 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,607
Reviews:
451
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
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44
Gots:
420
For Trade:
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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 19, 2014.

The pour is pale yellow with a quick-lived white head.

The aroma is more like a pilsener with its toasted biscuit malt character, odd fruitiness, and a clean, crisp hop note.

The body is light and refreshing. This would might be a halfway decent lawnmower beer.

The taste is also rather biscuit and bready-like with a clean crisp hop finish. It is 8% ABV but you wouldn't know it.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of AleBop
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of RealMonsters
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Mojo
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a New Belgium globe

A - crystal clear medium gold pour with an initial two inch head, average retention and average lacing.

S - very sweet and fruity nose

T - malty with lemon flavor, honey flavors and a dry finish

M - thinner than I expected, average carbonation

O - decent but unspectacular.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of B_King
2.67/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a mason jar.

A - Clear urine yellow, faint head and lacing.

S - Sweet, bready. Yeasts?

T - Ahh. This is Side Pocket with a little bit more hops and lot less alcohol.

M - It seems thin at first but there is something clingy about this brew that makes it linger on the tooth.

O - A good get drunk. However, this camp will still rely on Side Pocket for that.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of neckwrestler
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of erialbill
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BigGold
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up without knowing anything about it because I needed a 4th to get the 10% bottle discount. Pretty average all around beer, nothing special in appearance, smell, but taste is pretty good but not special. Overall the beer gets bonus points because it is easy to drink for 8% and presents a good value. The more I drank it the more I liked it, probably because of the 8%, but I would buy again.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of beergoot
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant gold body with a lasting, clinging, foamy, white head; nice rings of lacing. Lightly toasted grain aroma; grassy. Light malt flavor with a bold hop bitterness; peppery; a bit of alcohol warmth; light biscuit taste. Medium-heavy body; crisp, clean, dry finish.

A respectable helles doppelbock. Decent balance of malt taste and sweetness with a fairly intense hop bitterness. The 8.0% ABV is noticeable but in a subdued way and doesn't overpower things. Taste and feel may seem a little coarse in some ways, yet it still fits the bill for a heavy-duty lager styled beer with good character.

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Photo of cpiray45
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a cold mug at the acme oyster house for the first time and it was very good. Nice aroma and taste, and a nice little extra pop. Very surprised at the quality but decided to try at the bar. I will have this brew again in the near future, probably at the same place.

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 1,607 ratings.
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